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verb as in defect

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He was immediately cast into prison, and alternate threats and promises were employed to induce him to apostatize.

Morrice FitzJohn of Desmond was allowed to endeavour to induce them to apostatize and enter the service of their enemy.

He then returned to Cologne, where he again met Bucer and Melanchthon, who were endeavoring to induce the bishop to apostatize.

There is nothing will cause you sooner to apostatize from your Principles, and from your practices, then base fear of men.

The revolt in Cagayan in 1718 finishes the mission, for its inhabitants apostatize and take to the mountain.


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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to apostatize, such as: abandon, desert, reject, renounce, stray, and tergiversate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.